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Bowling Green Fence Plaque map_it

  • Location: Broadway and Beaver Streets
  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 18" W: 23"
  • Dedicated: 1964
  • Donor: New York Community Trust
  • Inscription: LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK / BOWLING GREEN FENCE / ERECTED BY COMMON COUNCIL IN 1771 / THIS FENCE SURROUNDS NEW YORK'S EARLIEST/PARK. THE PARK WAS LEASED IN 1733 FOR USE / AS A BOWLING GREEN AT A RENTAL OF ONE / PEPPERCORN A YEAR. PATRIOTS, WHO IN 1776/DESTROYED AN EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF GEORGE / III WHICH STOOD HERE, ARE SAID TO HAVE / REMOVED THE CROWNS WHICH CAPPED THE / FENCE POSTS BUT THE FENCE ITSELF REMAINS. / PLAQUE ERECTED 1964 BY / THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST/

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